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William James BAXTER

Regimental number1654
Place of birthPaignton, England
SchoolElementary School, England
Age on arrival in Australia20.5
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGroom
AddressNoorat via Terang, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, James Bastard, 6 Manor Terrace, Totnes Road, Paignton, Devonshire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name46th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 28 March 1918
Place of death or woundingMillencourt, nr Albert, France
Date of death28 March 1918
Age at death24.8
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialSentis Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
141
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Elizabeth BASTARD, 6 Manor Terrace, Paignton, Devon, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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